The History of Asian Art: A Global View
De-nin Lee, Deborah Hutton
Asia is home to more than half the world’s population, and learning about the art of its many cultures helps readers understand the visual world that surrounds us. This book tells the story of the simultaneous development of artistic techniques, styles and ideas across East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, exploring the ways these regions were often dynamically interconnected with each other, and with places beyond Asia.
It covers the full breadth of Asian art history, with almost 500 artworks from China, Japan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia; including areas often under-represented in other books on the subject, such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia.
Authors Lee and Hutton are active teachers, writers and speakers who engage with art history as a progressive field that promotes cross-cultural understanding. In this book, they situate Asian art in the context of art history globally, with 12 ‘Seeing Connections’ features drawing themes and comparisons with art from many other parts of the world. The authors’ approach encourages students to analyse and think about Asian artworks as a way of exploring ideas about gender and sexuality, personal and national identity, migration and diaspora, and anthropogenic climate change.
De-nin D. Lee is Associate Professor of Art History in the department of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston, US, and Deborah Hutton is Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at The College of New Jersey, US. Lee and Hutton both contributed to Thames & Hudson’s The History of Art: A Global View, and both have authored and edited numerous other books and articles.
Deborah Hutton is Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at The College of New Jersey. Jean Robertson is Chancellor’s Professor of Art History Emerita at Indiana University, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI. Cynthia S. Colburn is Professor of Art History at Pepperdine University. Omur Harmansah is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly curator of Oceanic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and director of the American Museum of Asmat Art (AMAA) and Clinical Faculty in Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, Eric Kjellgren is a leading scholar of the arts of Oceania. Rex Koontz is Professor of Art History at the University of Houston and Consulting Curator of Ancient American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. De-nin D. Lee is Associate Professor of Art History in the department of Visual & Media Arts at Emerson College. Henry Luttikhuizen is Professor of Art History Emeritus at Calvin University. Allison Lee Palmer is Professor of Art History in the School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Stacey Sloboda is the Paul H. Tucker Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Monica Blackmun Visonà is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies and affiliate faculty in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky.